GNA’s Maiteeq Urges Mercenaries to Depart Libya


The Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Ahmed Maiteeq, said that the ceasefire agreement must quickly lead to the departure of all foreign fighters and mercenaries from Libya.

In an interview with the French newspaper ‘Le Figaro’, he indicated that there are many difficulties arising among the participants in the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF). He also expressed his hope that the LPDF members will be able choose competent actors for the upcoming executive authority in the country.

Maiteeq stressed the importance of holding fair and transparent presidential and parliamentary elections, scheduled for December 2021. He stated that the GNA has allocated sufficient funds to facilitate the holding of these elections, in accordance with the demands of the Libya’s High National Elections Commission (HNEC).

On Sunday, the deputy PM held a meeting in Tripoli with the GNA’s representatives at the 5+5 Joint Military Committee (JMC) talks. He urged them to implement all the terms of the ceasefire agreement signed on 23 October.

The military delegation stressed the importance of reopening the coastal road linking the east and west of the country, via the city of Sirte.